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June 25, 2015


Thursday 25

Farmer’s Market
WPU driveway, 11:30 am-2:30 pm

HSLS Workshop
“Painless PubMed,”
Mary Lou Klem;
Falk Library classrm. 1, noon

Provost’s Inaugural Lecture
“Evolution of Esophageal Surgery: 2 Decades of Progress,”
James Luketich, cardiothoracic surgery;
Scaife lecture rm. 6, 4 pm

Friday 26

CIDDE Workshop
“What’s New in Blackboard?”;
B26 Alumni, 10 am

SVC Research Seminar
“The Proteomics Telescope: How Differential Mass Spectrometry Is Changing Our View of the Proteome,”
Nathan Yates, cell biology;
Scaife lecture rm. 6, noon

Tuesday 30

CIDDE Workshop
“Syllabus Construction”;
815 Alumni, 10 am

MMR Seminar
“Diabetes, Obesity & the Central Role of the Adipocyte in Maintaining Systemic Homeostasis,”
Philipp Scherer, U of TX Southwestern;
Rangos Research Ctr. aud., noon

Provost’s Inaugural Lecture
“Where in the Brain Is Insomnia? How in the World Should We Treat It?”
Daniel Buysse, psychiatry/clinical & translational science;
Scaife lecture rm. 6, 4 pm


Wednesday 1

CIDDE Workshop
“Getting Started in the Classroom”;
815 Alumni, 10 am

HSLS Workshop
“Painless PubMed,”
Melissa Ratajeski;
Falk Library classrm. 1, noon

Thursday 2

• Summer 4-week-2 session ends. Final exams scheduled during last class meeting.

Friday 3

• University closed for Independence Day (also Saturday July 4).

Monday 6

• Summer term & 12-week session deadline for students to submit monitored withdrawal forms to dean’s office.

• Summer 4-week-3 session enrollment period ends & classes begin.

Wednesday 8

• Instructors must approve summer 4-week-2 session grades by 11:59 pm before final posting can begin.

• Fall term deadline for continuing students to register without penalty fee.

• Summer 4-week-3 session add/drop period ends.

HSLS Workshop
“Pathway Analysis Tools,”
Ansuman Chattopadhyay;
Falk Library classrm. 2, 1 pm

CIDDE Workshop
“Developing a Teaching Portfolio”;
815 Alumni, 2 pm


“Factors Associated With Acceptance & Use of Mobile Technology for Health Self-Monitoring & Decision Support in Lung Transplant Recipients,”
Yun Jiang;
June 25, 451 Victoria, 9 am

Medicine/Cellular & Molecular Pathology
“Receptor for Advanced Glycation Endproducts Mediates Allergic Airway Inflammation via Group 2 Innate Lymphoid Cells,”
Elizabeth Oczypok;
June 25, S123 BST, 2 pm

“Peer Victimization & Rejection Sensitivity in Adolescent Depression: Are Daily Emotional Experiences With Peers Protective?”
Jennifer Waller;
June 26, 4125 Sennott, 1 pm

“Default Risk, Credit Market Liquidity & Corporate Events,”
Thomas Shohfi;
June 29, 270 Mervis, 10 am

Public Health/Human Genetics
“Alternatives to Relational Database in Precision Medicine: Comparison of Nosql Approaches for Big Data Storage Using Supercomputers,”
Enrique Israel Velazquez;
June 29, A622 Crabtree, 11 am

“T-cell Plasticity & Co-infections in Mycobacterial Diseases,”
Leticia Monin Aldama;
June 29, S120 BST, 1:30 pm

Medicine/Integrative Molecular Biology
“Multiple Functional Roles of the Bacteriophage HK97 Delta Domain in Capsid Assembly,” Bonnie Oh;
June 29, A219B Langley, 2:30 pm

Medicine/Molecular Genetics & Developmental Biology
“Acute Kidney Injury in Zebrafish Larvae as a Regeneration Model for Drug Discovery,” Lauren Brilli Skvarca;
June 30, 6014 BST3, 10 am

Public Health/Human Genetics
“Spheroid-Enriched Cancer Stem-like Cells as a Model for Targeted Therapy in Oral Cancer With Distal 11Q Loss,”
Hatem Osama Kaseb;
June 30, 109 Parran, 11 am

Medicine/Integrative Molecular Biology
“The Role of Genomic Imprints in Placental Biology,”
Erik Koppes;
June 30, MWRI 1st fl. conf. rm., 2 pm

Public Health/Epidemiology
“Fine Particulate Matter Air Pollution & Cardiovascular Diseases,”
Arvind Dabass;
June 30, 109 Parran, 3 pm

A&S/History & Philosophy of Science
“Biological Systematics & Evolutionary Theory,”
Aleta Quinn;
July 1, G28 CL, 10 am

Medicine/Cellular & Molecular Pathology
“Mechanisms of Biomaterial; Mediated Cardiac & Esophageal Repair,”
Ricardo Londono;
July 6, 402 Bridgeside Point II, 10 am

Medicine/Clinical & Translational Science
“Evaluating Treatment of Chronic Liver Disease & Hepatocellular Carcinoma,”
Alexis P. Chidi;
July 7, 317 CL, 8 am

A&S/Physics & Astronomy
“Developing & Assessing Research-based Tools for Teaching Quantum Mechanics & Thermodynamics,”
Ben Brown;
July 7, 321 Allen, 10 am

“The Effects of Anti-CD20 Therapy on Susceptibility to Pneumocystis Infection & the CD4+ T-Cell Signals That Mediate Clearance,”
Waleed A. Elsegeiny;
July 8, Rangos conf. ctr. rms. B & C, 2 pm

Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences
“Rational Design of Nanocarriers With Enhanced Carrier-Drug Interaction for Improved Cancer Chemotherapy,”
Peng Zhang;
July 9, 456 Salk, 1 pm


Unseam’d Shakespeare Co. Production
“Out of This Furnace”;
Studio Theatre, through June 27
(times & tickets:

PICT Production
“Sharon’s Grave”;
Heymann Theatre, July 16-Aug. 8
(times & tickets:


Special Collections
“Building Global Networks: The Habsburg Monarchy’s Contribution to the Age of Discovery & Exploration”;
through June 30, 363 Hillman, M-F 9 am-4:45 pm


CTSI Pitt Innovation Challenge (PInCh)
Submit a 2-minute video by June 29.

Pgh.’s Transformational Philanthropists Portrait Gallery
Nominations due to by July 5.

Pew Scholars Program to Fund Assistant Professor Research
Application package due July 8.

2016 Searle Scholars Program
Materials due to Michelle Broido by noon July 15.

NIH Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award
Letters of intent due Aug. 9.

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